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Lindsay Gray Aces Life

Lindsay Gray Aces Life

Cornerstone magazine caught up with multital- ented senior Lindsay Gray during the spring 2011 semester. Gray, an English major and communication minor, is in her fourth year on the Mason women’s tennis team, compiling a singles record of 46-51 and a doubles record of 42-30, playing at the first and second position on the team.

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George Washington and the Challenge of Launching the New Government

George Washington and the Challenge of Launching the New Government

George Washington was not only the indispensable man in the winning of America’s independence from Great Britain, he was also the indispensable man in the invention of a new nation. And the difficulties he faced in achieving the second goal were every bit as challenging as those he faced in achieving the first.

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Tomb Readers

Tomb Readers

Night was coming on fast, so history professor T. Mills Kelly spoke quickly. His class needed to get some critical field work done in the fading midwinter light.

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Psychology Student  Goes Above and Beyond

Psychology Student Goes Above and Beyond

Sabrina Speights is in the midst of her second research project. She, along with two coauthors, presented the first at an April conference in Chicago. She already knows that she wants to study industrial and organizational psychology in graduate school and complete both master’s and PhD programs.

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The Hamster

The Hamster

Louie the hamster escaped from his fish tank cage two days ago, and I can hear him scratching behind the walls in the kitchen after everyone else has gone up to bed. It is a desperate grasping, tiny rodent paws against drywall, and I believe there are only a few more days before we will be unable to tell the kids he’s going to turn up.

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The Health Community Should Reframe Climate Change as a Human Health Issue

The Health Community Should Reframe Climate Change as a Human Health Issue

Using communication to engage members of the public and policy makers in considering how best to respond to climate change is proving to be complicated. Public opinion research conducted by Mason’s Center for Climate Change Communication in collaboration with the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication has shown that that the climate is already changing in harmful ways.

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Dedicated to Service

Dedicated to Service

Lawton-Belous realized in as few as five years, veterans might no longer have access to the same resources that he did. He began cultivating donors and directing gifts to the George Mason University Foundation to grow the endowment. Lawton-Belous was a recipient of private support scholarships, and his experience with the Student Financial Aid Office influenced his decision.

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Notes from the Field: Challenge

Notes from the Field: Challenge

English is a discipline committed to cultivating a deep and critical literacy, a capacity for responding to and taking pleasure in articulate language, and a fuller understanding of one’s world through engagement with the cultural texts of past and present. The central challenge facing my field, in other words, is that of keeping faith with its vision of the good in a climate inhospitable to its measures of value.

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